About National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland is the result of a merger between the Museum of Scotland and the Royal Museum that has proved incredibly successful in recent years. It is an odd combination of the old and the new that houses a number of interesting exhibitions and artifacts relating to the history of Scotland, science, technology and world cultures.


The former Museum of Scotland is a modern design, built in 1998, and stands in stark contrast with the Victorian facade of the former Royal Museum. However, the exhibitions have been seamlessly integrated and there is a great deal to see and do for all ages. There are a wide range of exhibitions and events taking place throughout the year and visitors are encouraged to check the National Museum of Scotland website for information on current displays. 


Site Access

  • It is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair hire is available.
  • Wheelchair accessible baby changing facilities
  • There is a drop-off point by the entrance
  • All toilets are accessible
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • There are described guides
  • There are descriptive tours
  • Induction loops are used throughout
  • Some staff are trained in British Sign Language
  • There is pushchair accessibility


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